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Suspects arrested on burglary, drug charges

From the Manistique

Department of Public Safety

MANISTIQUE — A man was arraigned in 93rd District Court of Schoolcraft County on charges that include breaking and entering.

The Manistique Department of Public Safety reported that at 1:10 p.m. Jan. 1, public safety officers were dispatched to the Manistique Self Storage complex at South Fifth and Deer streets in Manistique on a report of breaking and entering of storage units located there.

Officers determined that four units had been burglarized. They contacted the owners and discovered that one of the units had a large number of items taken, including a Honda CB1000R motorcycle, motorcycle apparel, numerous other tools, miscellaneous equipment and a pressure washer.

The investigation continued, and on Jan. 3, public safety officers, with their K-9 Unit and Michigan State Police, executed a search warrant at N9780 LL Road near Isabella in Delta County. Officers located a large number of stolen property related to the self-storage complex burglaries as well as other recent burglaries in Schoolcraft and Delta counties.

A quantity of methamphetamine also was recovered by the K-9 Unit, which will turned over to Delta County for prosecution.

The suspect, Corey Jon Henry Jr., 27, who lived at the Isabella home, was taken into custody on multiple charges and was transported to Manistique where he was lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail. The stolen property was

removed and taken to the Manistique Public Safety Department for processing and further investigation.

On Jan. 6, Henry was arraigned and formally charged with: breaking and entering-a building with intent, a 10-year felony; motor vehicle-unlawful driving away, a 5-year felony; and larceny in a building, a 4-year felony and/or a $5,000 fine.

The court set bond at $1 million cash or surety, with a preliminary hearing set for 11 a.m. Jan. 27.

On Monday, Henry was arraigned again for alleged crimines committed in Schoolcraft County and investigated by the Manistique Outpost of MSP. Henry was charged with 13 additional felonies, including: two counts of home invasion, 15-year felonies; three counts of breaking and entering, 10-year felonies; four counts of possession of burglar’s tools, 10-year felonies; and four counts of larceny in a building, 4-year felonies and/or a $5,000 fine each.

An additional bond for these alleged offenses was set by the court at $500,000 cash or surety with the preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. Jan. 27.

The investigative reports involving burglary and theft in Delta County will be forwarded to the Delta County prosecutor for review and a decision involving evidence of crimes committed in that jurisdiction.

Director Ken Golat of Manistique Public Safety gives special recognition to public safety officer Regan Twardokus, who is the lead investigator, and gratitude to the Manistique and Gladstone outposts of MSP.

Other assisting agencies were the Schoolcraft and Delta counties’ sheriff’s departments.

Manistique Public Safety said evidence suggests there might be unknown victims of related thefts in Schoolcraft, Delta, Mackinac, Luce and Alger counties including the cities of Gladstone and Escanaba.

For the city of Manistique and Schoolcraft County, contact MPS at 906-341-2133 or the MSP Manistique Outpost at 906-341-2102 for more information relating to these thefts.

Suspect arrested on drug charge

At 4:05 a.m. Saturday, MPS public safety officers and their K-9 Unit conducted a narcotics investigation in Manistique near the intersection of Oak and South Maple streets.

A traffic stop was conducted whereupon a female suspect was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine. The suspect was lodged at the Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department.

On Tuesday, the suspect was arraigned in 93rd District Court. Tracy Elizabeth Ernest, 58, of Garden, was charged with controlled substance-delivery on school or library property (narcotics or cocaine) less than 50 grams, a felony of 2 to 60 years that carries a $75,000 fine. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety with 10% allowed.

The preliminary hearing was set for 10 a.m. Jan. 27.

Public safety officers were assisted by the Sault Tribal Police Department.

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